Purity describes herself as patient, observant and envisions a world in which human beings are happy and peaceful in a beautiful, organized and fulfilling environment.
At Cellulant, Purity Provides executive support to the Directors and Shareholders of Cellulant Corporation. Oversees the Global Admin Team which serves as the primary point of contact for all subsidiaries on all matters pertaining to Executive Assistance to the Senior Leadership and Office Operations (admin) across the group.
Global Admin’s aim is to ensure that all teams across the group enjoy a similar experience and that no country or employees feels the business has not provided what is needed for the employee to work in a productive manner.
What drives you?
Creating change in the world by supporting and inspiring people in my day to day life, so that they can be best at what they do.
How long have you been at Cellulant?
10 years, 7months as of December 2021.
What attracted you to Cellulant?
The chance to be an entrepreneur while in employment.
Describe Cellulant in one sentence
An environment that pushes you to your highest potential that you never thought you were capable of doing.
What is the problem you are great at fixing for the business?
Creating systems and procedures that take care of all employees by helping address challenges and offer solutions to improve business.
Which have been the most rewarding moments?
Being able to move ideas in systems and procedures and creating company policies that serve as a guide to other teams. E.g. creating the admin organization structure, implementing the hybrid work model.
What have been some of the challenging moments?
Not being able to move as fast as it is required. Keeping up with the ever changing and growing global corporate world is quite challenging. You are always as good as your next gig.
Who has been the biggest influence in your career?
I have three:
- One of the Cellulant Co-Founders, Ken Njoroge – having had the privilege of working under Ken for the last 10years, he always challenged me to think for myself. From our numerous interactions, every time I approached him to ask a question or get a clarification, his reply would always be “What do you think?” That happened a couple of times and eventually before I approached him, I would ask myself every possible question I could think of. That helped me solve most of the problems on my own.
- The Chairperson of the Board, Dr. Kiruthu – He was able to spot my strengths even when I was not aware of them. His trust in job I was doing allowed me to get an opportunity to serve in the Cellulant business
- My current boss, the Chief Growth Officer, Milkah Wachiuri – In all projects that I have shown interest in doing, she has provided guidance and challenged me to always do better.
What do you love most about working at Cellulant?
The freedom to come to the table with your ideas and if in line with the mission, being given the opportunity to implement them.
What words of inspiration would you give to young women and girls who still feel that tech or certain professions are not for them?
Oh! One thing I have come to learn is that whatever profession you find yourself in, you are as good as you are able to give that particular position. For instance, in the past I have noticed that most people view admin as a job to do while waiting to get a better opportunity. One can be very successful as an admin professional by taking what the job requires seriously and continuously finding ways to be more efficient. The more efficient you are, the bigger the scope of responsibilities and the further you grow. You will never run out of a job while in admin.
How do you want to be remembered?
As the person who made people happy and organized, and one who helped provide a beautiful and fulfilling working environment.
In your own words, what does Cellulant want to do in Africa and why is that inspirational for you?
Cellulant wants to transform Africa by connecting all businesses and individuals in digital payments. This will bring in transparency, efficiency and fast growth. I am inspired to be part of this journey because achieving this feat will build Africa to be strong, successful and eventually stand on its own as a giant.